Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I do not think the def[e]ndant <​ought​> under any circumstances to be deliverd up to — it is a matter of history that he & his people [blank] <​have been murderd & drivn from th[e] state— he—​> had better been sent to the gallows— he is an innocent & unoff[e]nding man the differnc [difference] is this people beleiv in prophecy & othrs do not old prop[h]ets prophicid in Poet[r]y & the modern in Prose—
<​went into the Judges room. introduced to one senator— & some Ladies— Mrs [Susanna] Ford​> ½ Ladies retir[e]d—
read f[ro]m 12 Wendell case of Williams on th[e] pa[r]t of th[e] to act. no court [p. 72]
I do not think the defendant ought under any circumstances to be deliverd up to — it is a matter of history that he & his people [blank] have been murderd & drivn from the state— he— had better been sent to the gallows— he is an innocent & unoffending man the differnc difference is this people beleiv in prophecy & othrs do not old prophets prophicid in Poetry & the modern in Prose—
went into the Judges room. introduced to one senator— & some Ladies— Mrs Susanna Ford ½ Ladies retired—
read from 12 Wendell case of Williams on the part of the to act. no court [p. 72]
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